Heat Daily Links: Friday

Miami Heat's Luol Deng a cut above defenders in new offense: Following Wednesday’s win in Dallas, you could find Luol Deng where he has often been during his Heat tenure. In the corner. Only this time, it wasn’t the corner of the court, where he has been parked uncomfortably far too often, but the corner of the locker room, where he sat quietly with a smile. -- The Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh to compete in Three-Point Contest: At 6-11, 235 pounds, Chris Bosh might not fit the old-school discription of a lethal three-point shooter. But he has become one in today’s NBA, and on Thursday he was selected among a field of eight to compete in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in Toronto. -- The Miami Herald

Search for better shots part of Heat quest for 'Holy Grail': Chris Bosh considers it the Holy Grail of ball-movement offense, the bypassing of a good shot for a better shot. "From good to better to great," is coach Erik Spoelstra's spin. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hassan Whiteside back, and back to dunking, rebounding, blocking and smiling: It wasn't about working back into a lather, again breaking into a sweat under the brightest lights. Those were the residuals. For Hassan Whiteside, getting back on the court meant the opportunity to again soak up what has transformed his life with the Miami Heat over the past year. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Chris Bosh selected for All-Star 3-point contest: Chris Bosh's uniqueness as an oversized 3-point shooter has transcended his statistics and earned him a berth in the NBA's Three-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hassan Whiteside returns from injury hungry to contribute: A ferocious spirit burgeoned in Hassan Whiteside while he watched the Heat go on a winning streak without him and he noticed pockets of the fanbase turn against him on social media. It incited him, and the performance he gave in his return from an abdominal injury bolstered a team that might be on the verge of hitting its stride. -- The Palm Beach Post

Goran Dragic not paying attention to stats: Heat point guard Goran Dragic’s basic numbers do not necessarily line up with what people expect from a $17-million-a-year player, but he rejects that as a criticism of his game. -- The Palm Beach Post